For students graduating in the 2020-21 school year, the requirement has been reduced to a minimum of 20 hours.
All Students in the 2020-21 School Year
Students may wish to consider virtual volunteering, such as connecting with seniors, organizing virtual fundraising events and facilitating discussions with newcomer youth. Outdoor volunteer opportunities could include, for example, picking up litter. Volunteer opportunities, such as connecting young people to be technology mentors to seniors, can be found through agencies such as Spark Ontario.
More flexible options are available for community involvement hours. At the Principal’s discretion,
- Students may be allowed to earn hours for duties normally performed in the home. Examples include walking a younger child to and from school, helping younger siblings with schoolwork.
- Students aged 14 or older can count a maximum of 10 hours from paid employment towards their earned hours. Students counting paid employment will be required to complete a reflection exercise indicating how their work contributed to the service for others.
Please see the Community Involvement Manual for complete requirements and the form to be submitted upon completion of community involvement hours.